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Pickford Studios aerial
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Aerial view of the Pickford Studios lot, looking north. When United Artists was formed in 1919 by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith, the founders did not intend to have a studio; the company was solely a distribution company whose mission was to release films made by independent producers. Pickford and Fairbanks owned an 18-acre property at Formosa Avenue near Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. It was originally owned by Jesse Durham Hampton, and then became known as the Pickford-Fairbanks Studio. Over time United Artists began to lure independent producers away from the large studios, so producers like Samuel Goldwyn and Joseph Schenck rented offices and stages on the property. The lot was renamed the United Artists Studio in the late 1920s, however, it operated as a separate entity from the United Artists distribution company. The studio lot's address is now 1041 North Formosa Avenue.
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Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Moving pictures-Studios-Pickford.; A-001-057 4x5; SNA-000-002 8X10; N-001-827 8x10
Pickford Film Corp
United Artists Corporation
Pickford-Fairbanks Studio
Motion picture studios--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Aerial views

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